“Snowpiercer” season 4 will not air on TNT as planned. Variety he approved.
The post-apocalyptic drama series was supposed to end with its upcoming fourth season, but Warner Bros. Discovery decided not to air the season at all. Instead, Tomorrow Studios will now shop the series to other stores.
“We can confirm that TNT will not air a fourth season of ‘Snowpiercer,'” a network spokesperson said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision, but our admiration for the talented writers, actors and crew who brought the extraordinary post-apocalyptic world of Snowpiercer to life remains strong. Since last year, we’ve been working with the producers to help the series find a new home where fans can continue to enjoy the compelling story and exceptional visual experience. We look forward to working with them on future projects.”
Snowpiercer, based on the 2013 film of the same name, which itself was based on a graphic novel, was the last remaining scripted series on TNT. how Variety reported in April 2022, scripted programming at TBS and TNT was discontinued under CEO David Zaslav following Discovery’s purchase of Warner Bros. to cut costs. Over the past year, a number of projects have met similar fates at the company, including JJ Abrams’ sci-fi series Demimonde, DC’s Batgirl, the HBO Max comedy series Minx, and many more.
The move ends Snowpiercer’s long and winding journey to the small screen. The show was first developed in 2015, ordered a pilot in 2016, and ordered to series in 2018. Original showrunner and series creator Josh Friedman has left the show, with Graeme Manson taking over as showrunner. After that, original pilot director Scott Derrickson did not return to reshoot the pilot, citing creative differences with Manson’s new vision for the show. James Hawes was filmed in July 2018. It was then announced that the show would move to TBS, but in October 2019, it was returned to TNT.
“We love Snowpiercer and believe season four concludes a story with incredible talent that will entertain viewers as it explores issues of climate change and class warfare,” said Tomorrow Studios CEO and Partner Marty Adelstein and president and partner Becky Clements. “We are so passionate about this series that we have acquired the rights to control the franchise. We hope to find the perfect partner soon and complete a great journey together for the final season.”
Deadline first reported this news.